What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Roughwear, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    That's another beauty Grant. First you post that HLB of yours a couple of days back and now this. Talk about being spoilt for choice!
     
  2. Thomas Koehle

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    Awesome jacket Grant!
     
  3. B-Man2

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    Grant
    Your 21996 is one of the nicest original Aeros' I've seen.
    If you don't mind me asking, how'd you happened to find that one?
     
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  4. Steve27752

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    That is one great looking A-2.
     
  5. Grant

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    Thanks B-Man,
    This one was from ebay.
    Never thought I'd see the day when decent all original A-2's could be had for far less than a new repro!
     
  6. CBI

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    Yep, NOTHING like an original!!!!!!! Great one Grant, I own an almost twin original 21996 with the same re-dye. Your looks like whoever made it did a quality job. Mine looks like someone slapped it together in 15 minutes!!!!
     
  7. Grant

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    Yup, agree CBI, nothin like an original with all the odd kwirks. Look closely at mine and you'll see one pocket is higher than the other from the waist knit!
    The steerhide Aero used on this contract is still soft and pliable and feels like it's ready for another 70 years. The knits are also still tight and in sound shape.
     
  8. CBI

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    HAAA< yes, crooked pockets on mine as well. Your's are not really noticeable
     
  9. Grant

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    Always wished I would've recorded the conversation I had with an elderly woman from Beacon who worked in the Aero factory during the war. She told some priceless stores about what it was like sewing A-2 jackets all day long and how they'd get bored and write hand written notes leaving them in the pockets of jackets. Also, how they would re-furbish worn jackets replacing linings, zips and knits. Any jacket that was painted with artwork was thrown in the dumpster!
     
  10. CBI

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    My worse for wear original 21996:

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  11. CBI

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    I have been wearing my Eastman 50 Cal.

    A nice beater:

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  12. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    very nice collection almost making me jealous not owning one of these beauties
     
  13. B-Man2

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    Those are two nice looking jackets.
    The 21996 looks good in the pictures, and the .50 cal looks like a nice one too.
    Both jackets fit you nicely.
    Cheers
     
  14. Smithy

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    I really like the colour on that 21996 CBI.
     
  15. CBI

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    Cold Today....time to bring out the German stuff............

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  16. Silver Surfer

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    oooohhhh, thats a nice one dr. g.
     
  17. Smithy

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    Who made that Jerry winter parka? Looks very good.
     
  18. s4rmark

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    DE5F474D-E134-40CF-935C-8129FD5C7F31.jpeg An Eastman B-6 today with a us army sweater and scarf.
     
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  19. Smithy

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    Really lovely B-6.

    Super mild here today, around 0 Celsius so just the old Barnstormer. Sorry no photos.
     
  20. B-Man2

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    Finally got down to 33 degrees and it was a GW Dubow that kept the chill off.
     

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